Obituaries Dec.8 – 15, 2013

Jesse Wrenn
Jesse Wrenn

Jesse W. Wrenn

Jesse W. Wrenn, 84, of Ohio, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at his residence. He was a Rockcastle County native born October 10, 1929, son of the late Jesse and Nora Coyle Wrenn.

Jesse was a U.S. Army veteran, retired Ford Motor Company employee, avid fisherman and loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds.

Survivors include 2 daughters, Jeanie Wrenn, Gayle (Mark) Allen; daughter in law, Kathy Wrenn; 3 siblings, Ray Wrenn, Lola Monroe, Donald Wrenn; 5 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, as well as numerous relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Victoria Williams Wrenn; 1 son, Guy Wrenn; 7 siblings, Arthur Wrenn, Hazel Dean, Gertrude Peters, Daisy Peters, Mable Anglin, Noel and Lowell Wrenn.

Funeral Service 11:00 AM, Monday, December 16, 2013 at Reppert Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation 10:00 AM Monday.

Dorothy Lambert
Dorothy Lambert

Lieutenant Colonel Dorothy Lambert

Lieutenant Colonel Dorothy Lambert, 90, of Mt. Vernon, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Berea Health Care Center. She was born March 28, 1923, daughter of the late James H. and Mary Wheeler Lambert, retired U. S. Army Medical Corps, retired Social Services Director VA Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia, Honorable Kentucky Colonel, member of American Legion (Lamar, South Carolina), member of Fairview Baptist Church, and held a Masters Degree from Vanderbilt.

Survivors include 6 nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by 4 siblings, Nancy Williams, James Lambert, John Lambert, Wesley Lambert.

Funeral Service 1:00 PM, Friday, December 13, 2013 at Reppert Funeral Home with Pastor Vaughn Rasor officiating. Burial will follow in Berea Cemetery with full Military Rites. Visitation 12:00 Noon Friday.

Hildegard Schill

Hildegard Schill, 82, widow of George Schill, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Compassionate Care Center, Richmond. Hildegard was born in Munich Germany, but had lived many years of her life in Poteau, Oklahoma. Recently she had moved to Richmond to be with her son, Mr. Karl Schill and other family members.

The Combs, Parsons, & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Schill.

Billy J. West

Billy J. West, 60, of Richmond, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving wife and children. He was born on January 6, 1953 in Monticello, Kentucky the son of the late Henry T. and Sarah Ruth Brewer West.

He was a former Vice-President of Union National Bank in Barbourville, and was active Military, serving with the Kentucky National Guard. He was member of the First Christian Church and the Richmond Lodge #25 F&AM

Survivors include his wife: Connie Baker West; one son: Adam Decker; two daughters: Aemilia Phillips (Larry) and Abigale Embry (Michael); two grandchildren: Jude Embry and Aubrey Phillips; one brother: Richard West (Kathy); two sisters: Ellen W. Steele and family and Melissa W. Jenkins and family; sister and brother-in-laws: Elaine Wilson and Steven Baker and Family as well as several nieces, nephews and many friends, he loved them all

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two brothers: Michael West and Henry West Jr.; and a grandchild: Griffin Embry.

A memorial service will be announced later. Final interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Care Plus.

Jesse James Young

Jesse James Young, age 78, of Berea, died Sunday at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. He was a native of Climax, Kentucky, the son of the late John L. and Ella Mae Bowman Young. He was a mechanic, attended the Church of Christ, and loved to play Bluegrass music.

Mr. Young is survived by: his sons, James S. Young, Faron L. Young, both of Jackson County, Dale Noble of Dayton, Ohio, Phillip Young of Kingston, Georgia; his daughters: Martha Lamb of Berea, Loretta Peraz of Berea, Ella Jean Young of Ackworth, Georgia, Alisa Young of Berea, Phyllis Noble of Berea, Kathy Noble of Lawrenceburg, Ky., Charlene Madden of Berea; his brother Ralph Young of Garrard County; his sisters, Odella Powell of Berea, Fabe Dees of Rockcastle County. Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren also survive. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lessie Marie Sears Young.

Funeral services for Mr. Young will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Danny Little and Rev. Mark Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the Wallaceton Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Lee Young, Jackson Young, Russell Barrett, Michael Barrett, Dakota Conn, and Justin Spicer.

Bob Davis Sr.
Bob Davis Sr.

Bob Davis Sr.

Bob Davis Sr. age 95, husband of Louise Thomas Davis, died Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 at the St Joseph Berea Hospital. Bob was born in Lincoln County to the late Jeremiah Sheridan Davis and Margaret Harding Davis; he was a Christian and attended The Living Waters Sanctuary on Liberty Avenue in Berea.

Bob was a plumber by trade and worked for Charles Buford and Sons of Lexington KY, and he was a WW II veteran of the US Navy.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and 5 children: William R. Davis Jr., Carol LaVonne Davis Lewis, Danny Thomas Davis, Becky Davis Carrier, Tammy Davis Damrell, and 10 siblings; Etta Davis, Ella Briddell, Shird Davis, Elmer Davis, Ed Davis, Maud Morford, Minnie C. Davis, Ora Davis, Ira Davis and Ernest Davis.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Louise Thomas Davis, his children: Harold Lee Davis Sr., Robert Lee Davis, James Michael Davis, Charles Davis, and Patricia Davis Stamper, and his sister Rebecca Davis Stinnett. Bob is survived by 26 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday Dec 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Westside Baptist Church in Berea with Rev. Wayne Harding and Rev Harold Davis Sr. officiating, burial will be in the Bluegrass Memorial Gardens in Lexington KY. Visitation will be Friday at 1:00 pm at Westside Baptist Church. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Damrell, Jason Brennan, Christopher McMillan, James Davis Jr., William Davis, and Matthew Brennan. Honorary pallbearers are Blake Davis, Charles Harvey, Kent Stinnett, Harold Davis Jr., Kenneth Davis and Robert Davis Jr.

George Rollins Jr.
George Rollins Jr.

George Rollins Jr.

George “Junebug” Rollins, Jr., 80, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2013, after a long illness. He was born in Madison County, Ky., on Nov. 8, 1933, the son of the late George W. and Mary Lee Agee Rollins

He was a retired employee of the city of Richmond and the widower of Alberta Agee Rollins. He loved to play pool and fish.

Survivors include: three sons, John David Rollins (Jeanie) of Richmond; James Lee Rollins (Megan) of Corbin and Darryl Wayne Rollins (Candy) of Lawrenceburg; one sister, Jo Ann Howard (Clifton Jones) of Richmond; eight grandchildren, John Jamison Rollins (Renee), David Scott Rollins (Sarah), Amanda Jean Caudill (Travis), James Lee Rollins Jr., Morgan Roberts, Molly Day, Micah Holman, Madison Holman; and four great-grandchildren, Jake Caudill, Emma Caudill, Anthony Bosley and Braylan Hughes.

Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Gordon Sowers officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Jones, Vernon Sowers, Jack Sowers, Wayne Winkler, James Rollins Jr., and George Rosanbalm. Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Sowers and Shirley Hendricks

Genevieve Millar Morgan
Genevieve Millar Morgan

Genevieve R. Millar Morgan

Genevieve R. Millar Morgan, 95, of Waco, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013, at The Terrace nursing center in Berea. She was born in Iona, South Dakota, on January 1, 1918, the daughter of the late William E. and Agnes Rose Beeson Millar. She had worked as a waitress and was of the Catholic faith.

Survivors include: her son, Dan Lowman and wife Carol of Redmond, Utah; her daughter, Peggy Lowman Powell and husband Wayne of Waco; two sisters, Lenora Nackard and Florence Millar; her daughter-in-law, Joyce Lowman; seven grandchildren, Linda Lowman, D.J. Lowman, Robert W. Lowman, Erin Orr and husband Mark, Daniel Lowman and wife Tina, Leah McKinney and husband Rick, and Rus Powell and wife Jolene; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Morgan was preceded in death by: two sons, William J. Lowman and Gordon W. Snyder; two brothers, Willard Millar and Bernard Millar; five sisters, Margaret Paxson, Joann Winegar, Mary Gorman, Edna Dunlap and Irene Smith; and a grandson, Cory Lowman.

Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Che Haselwood officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Park Cemetery in Glendale Arizona. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

The family suggests expressions of sympathy to the Richmond Senior Citizen’s Center, 1215 W. Main St., Richmond, KY 40475 or Hospice Care Plus, 208 Kidd Dr., Berea, KY 40403.

Carren Chesnut
Carren Chesnut

Carren Chesnut

Carren Chesnut age 63, passed away Dec. 11, 2013 at her home from an illness. Carren was born March 7, 1950 in Richmond, Indiana to the late Lonnie Barnes and Lodema Webb. She had a large heart and was a devoted wife, mother, and friend to everyone she knew.

Carren is survived by her husband of 47 years Paul Chesnut and her three children; Lea (Mark) Sigmond, Jody (Michelle) Chesnut, and Scott (Tracey) Chesnut, her 7 grandchildren; Justin Chesnut, Corey Chesnut, Joseph Chesnut, Ashley Sigmond, Jonathan Chesnut, Robert Sigmond, and Zachary Chesnut, 2 great-grandchildren Jayden and Bentley Chesnut, her two sisters Debbie (Jim) Webb, and Sandy (Charlie) Harrison; two half-brothers Colbie and Kevin Barnes, a half-sister Lonnia Skipworth, and a step-brother Gary(Cindy) Webb, and a step sister Brenda Vincent. Carren is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins, she will be greatly missed by all that loved her.

Funeral services will be Monday Dec. 16, 2013 at Lakes Funeral Home at 11:00 am with Pamela Reckers and Bro. Don Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Madison County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday from 6-9 pm at the Funeral Home.

Emma Chenault
Emma Chenault

Emma Chenault

Emma Francis (Dillingham) Chenault was called home Monday, December 9, 2013, with her daughter Julie right beside her holding her hand, at Homestead Nursing Home in Lexington, Kentucky. Emma was 83. Emma was born July 14, 1930 to the late Tom and Betty Dillingham in Richmond, Kentucky. She was the baby of her family with four sisters and one brother.

Emma married Lucian Keene Chenault, October 31, 1953. They had four children. She leaves to honor and cherish her memory, Elizabeth Ann (James) Robinson, James Lucian Chenault, Julie (Vic) Watts, and Geneva Lynn (Andrew) Chenault, a granddaughter she loved raised as her own, Dawn Michelle (Chris) Chenault and a very special grandson, Christopher Jerome Chenault.

Emma has a total of 18 grand-kids, and 12 great grand-kids. Emma is also survived by one sister
Mrytle Sheppard, of Cincinnati, OH, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, former co-workers and friends.

Emma was a member of First Baptist Church. She dedicated her life to giving, loving, and teaching. She was a Head start teacher for Richmond Head Start for 40+ years. She has taught many children throughout her life. She loved teaching, & loved the kids. She loved seeing kids learn. Above all she loved God and her Family. Emma was truly a bright light, a guiding light in the lives of many people. She will truly be missed, but never be forgotten.

Visitation is 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 302 Francis St., Richmond. Her funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at church. Arrangements Entrusted to Keith P Clark & Son, Winchester.

PALLBEARERS: Christopher Chenault Dion Watts, Howard Chenault Dexter Chenault, Jame’z Chenault Larry Estill

HONORARY PALLBEARERS: William Hill Charles Hill, A. J. Chenault Willie Joe Covington Sr., Kahlil Baker, David Williams Jr., Timothy Hunter

The family wishes to acknowledge and thank everyone for the prayers, comforting messages, love and support
and kindness during the time of our bereavement.

Eva Bell Thomas

Eva Bell Thomas, 70, of Waco, passed away Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Mrs. Thomas was born January 11, 1943, to the late George Conn and Ollie Frances Newland and was the widow of John C. Thomas.

She is survived by: two sons, George (Carrie) Thomas, Frankie (Ashley) Thomas; two daughters, Barbara (Scott) Weir, Kris (Steve) Dargavell; eight grandchildren, Justin (Tammy) Dargavell, Molly Shearer, Michael Weir, Monica Weir, Erik Dargavell, Elizabeth Thomas, Erika Thomas, Dillon Thomas; five great-grandchildren, Hailey Jo Dargavell, Payton Dargavell, Lindzie Dargavell, Brandon Dargavell, Alexus Dargavell; two stepsons, Doug (Carolyn) Thomas, Jerry (Pauline) Thomas; two stepdaughters, Joyce Lane, Terry (Jim) Marshall; one sister, Louise Agee; several nieces and nephews.

Eva was preceded in death by a daughter, Margaret Thomas.

Funeral services will be conducted 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Bro. Owen Moody officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday in Madison Memorial Gardens.

Pallbearers will be Michael Weir, Erik Dargavell, George Thomas, James Robert Riley, Justin Dargavell and Frankie Thomas.

Morris Rozen
Morris Rozen

Morris Rozen

Morris Rozen, 89, husband of the late Rosalyn Eilenberg Rozen, died Dec. 11, 2013. A native Kentuckian, he was born in Paris, Kentucky, raised in Lawrenceburg, and lived most of his life in Richmond.

He was the son of the late Samuel and Rose Rozen, father of the late Steven Richard Rozen and brother of the late Rueben Rozen.

He played guard for the Lawrenceburg High School basketball team that won the Central Kentucky Championship in 1941. He received a marketing degree from the University of Kentucky and followed the Wildcats avidly for the rest of his life.

He was a small businessman who first came to Richmond to operate Larry’s Shoes on Main Street and then spent much of his working life as president of Southern Dollar Stores Inc.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, he served as a 2nd lieutenant in the 464th Bomb Group based in Italy during WW II.

He was a member of Temple Adath Israel, a skilled golfer and a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Survivors include: a son, Robert Rozen, Arlington, Va.,; a daughter, Alycia Rozen, Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Ida Waldman of Lexington and Bess Lubin of Memphis; and four grandchildren, Zachary, Elliot, Liza and Rebecca Rozen.

Visitation is 11:30 a.m. Monday followed by a funeral at 1 p.m. at Temple Adath Israel in Lexington. Burial will be at Lexington Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Ricky Rozen Memorial Fund at Temple Adath Israel.

Rickey L. Short

Rickey L. Short, 32, of Richmond, died early Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at his home. He was born December 19, 1980, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Ralph J. Short, and the late Elizabeth Lear Short. Rickey enjoyed his vocation as farmer and loved tractors.

In addition to his father, Ralph, he is survived by an uncle, Russell Lear of Richmond, three aunts, Eva Collins of McKee, Ruth Johnson of Hamilton Ohio, and Bonny Collins of Berea, as well as numerous cousins and his canine companion, Pepper.

Services for Rickey 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 13, 2013 at Madison County Memorial Gardens Mausoleum Chapel with Bro. William Woods officiating, with burial following in Madison Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 – 9 p.m. Thursday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Jason Hammons, Josh Hammons, Billy Short, Rodney Short, Russell Lear and Bobby Short.

Ralph W. Miller

Ralph W. Miller, 90, of Waco, Kentucky passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at his home. He was born on June 11, 1923, in Estill County, Kentucky and was the son of John Wesley and Ella Winkler Miller, both of whom preceded him in death.

He worked as a draftsman at the Bluegrass Army Depot- Avon in Fayette County. Ralph was of the Baptist faith, he was a veteran of the United States Army where he served in Germany during WWII and he received three Bronze Stars and the Purple Heart. He belonged to the DAV, VFW and the American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Dalton C. Miller; two daughters, June Thompson of Waco, KY and Judy Ann Carr (Ronnie) of Waco, KY; three grandchildren, Ralph Wesley Thompson, James F. Thompson and James G. Carr; a half brother, Howard Patrick of Hamilton, OH; a half sister, Betty Patrick of Lexington, KY and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by four brothers, John T. Miller, Bill Miller, Tom Reed and Ronald Patrick and two sisters, Louise Dixon and Eugenia Eversole.

Graveside funeral services will be conducted Monday at 2:30 p.m., December 16, 2013 at the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Ralph W. Thompson, James F. Thompson and James G. Carr.

Margaret Brotherton Powell

Margaret “Peggy” Brotherton Powell, 79, of Irvine, passed away Tuesday at the Baptist Health in Richmond. Mrs. Powell was a native of Madison County, a daughter of the late James and Helen Neal Brotherton.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Kentucky Finance, a member of Irvine Methodist Church and attended Irvine Nazarene.

Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Louise Brotherton, and her grandson, Joshua Hunt Baber.

Survivors include: her daughters, Belinda and husband Robert Gadd, Denise French, and Kelley and husband Wayne Abney; her grandchildren, Jason Baber, Heather Gabbard, Nicholas Worrell and Candace French; her great-grandchildren, Aidan Baber, Kennedy Gabbard and Hadley Moore.

Services will be conducted Friday, December 13, 2013, at the Lewis Funeral Home in Irvine with Brother Rob Steinbrook officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pallbearers will be Jason Baber, Ryan Moore, Nicholas Worrell, Wes Coomer, Scott Powell and Brett Powell.

Elizabeth Susan Overby

Elizabeth Susan (Hackworth) Overby, 93, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Compassionate Care Center in Richmond. “Granny Lib,” as she was known to family and friends, was born August 20, 1920, in the Boonesboro Community of Madison County, Kentucky, to the late Joseph and Nettie Hughes Hackworth.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, J.B. Overby; one daughter, Sandra Cathryn Ward; one grandson, Kevin Lee Ward; a great-granddaughter, Jenni Rebecca Ward; one sister, JoDella Adams; a special brother-in-law, Floyd Adams; and two brothers, Bobby Earl Hackworth and Harold Hackworth.

She leaves behind: one daughter, Harleen Jo Lainhart of Richmond; one sister, Myrtle Jones (Walter); and six grandchildren, Jeff Lainhart, Michael Rodney Ward (Shirley), Doug Lainhart (Tena), Steve Lainhart (Jill), John Ward (Melanie) and Jimmy Shane Ward; one granddaughter-in-law, Chris Ward; and nine great-grandchildren, Mandy Elizabeth Kreimer (Nick), Ian Ward (Jennifer), Brandon Ward (Jessica), Joseph Ward, Ethan Ward, Sophia Grace Ward, Gabrielle Elizabeth Ward, Seth Ward and Alex Ward; four great-great-grandchildren, Lincoln James Ward, Kayleb Jackson Ward, Arie Kreimer and Korben Kreimer; and many nieces and nephews, including a special nephew, Wayne B. Land.

She loved nature and was a gifted gardener who could easily name flowers, trees and birds. Her favorite flowers were the iris and the rose. She took pleasure in simple things, the song of a mockingbird, the scent of lilacs, the color purple.

Granny was an avid reader who loved poetry, history and folklore. She knew tales and remedies most had forgotten and loved to share the ways of times past in anecdotes and stories. She wrote and recited poetry, knew traditional songs and could sing them. She loved Kentucky history and was especially proud to be a Kentucky Colonel.

She was as independent and self-sufficient as the pioneer ancestors she loved and admired. She was as comfortable driving a nail as threading a needle and could make anything she put her mind to, be it of cloth or wood. She could piece a quilt, build a book shelf, make blackberry jam, turn sour apples into apple butter or a child’s tears into laughter.

Granny was a caregiver and through her 93 years of life touched many. As a young girl and the eldest of five, she watched over her younger brothers and sisters. As a young mother she helped care for nieces and nephews, while caring for two daughters. In the days before hospice centers, she nursed the generation before her with tenderness and compassion, giving them the gift of final days at home among family and friends.

She cherished the role of grandmother and teacher to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She told them stories and songs, nursed them when they were sick and loved them unconditionally. And to them, Granny was special. No one else quite measured up.

Her impact on family, young and old, is profound and immeasurable. Those who have known her are fortunate and blessed by her presence in their lives. And although she is deeply missed, her love and influence shall remain with us.

A Memorial committal service will be conducted 11a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Madison County Memorial Gardens.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hospice Compassionate Care Center, 350 Isaacs Lane, Richmond, Kentucky 40475.

The Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home is in charge of Mrs. Overbys arrangements.

William R. Davis

William R. Davis, 95, husband of Esther Thomas Davis, died Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

Services will conducted 2 p.m. Friday at Westside Baptist Church in Berea. Visitation from 1 p.m. until service time Friday at the church. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alex Chet Estes
Alex Chet Estes

Alex Chester Estes

Alex Chester “Chet” Estes 69 passed away December 8th, 2013 at his home in Lexington. He was born in Brent, Alabama, son of the late James M. “Pete” and Dorothy Rowe Estes, son-in-law to the late Lee and Janie Durham of Conway.

He is survived by his wife Brenda Durham Estes, sons David Brian Estes and James Lee Estes, granddaughter Allison Leigh Estes and brothers Cydney Estes and Christopher Estes.

He was a Vietnam veteran, serving in the USMC 3rd BN 7th Marines, 1st Marine division where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Marine Corp League and VFW Post #680 in Lexington.

He loved spending time on small engine repairs and his beloved red pickup truck.

Graveside services will be Thursday December 12, 2013 at Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-9pm at Lakes Funeral Home in Berea.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Marine Corp. League or VFW Post #680 in Lexington.

Charlotte Elliott

Charlotte S. Elliott, age 67, of Dayton, OH went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 6, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Geneva Calico Matlock, and her husband, Eugene Elliott.

She is survived by her siblings: Doris (Charles) Bennett, Don Matlock and loving sister-in-law Nancy, Bill (Connie) Matlock, David (Jean) Matlock, Keith (Pat) Matlock, and Mike (Carole) Matlock. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Charlotte was a graduate of Walter P. Chrysler High School in New Castle, IN. She loved spending time with family and friends. Charlotte fought courageously with a lengthy illness and was a great inspiration to all.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Slemp officiating. Burial will follow in the Cartersville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until time of the service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Dayton.

Anna Lee Cope

Anna Lee Cope, age 69 of Mt. Vernon, died Monday at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She was born in Disputanta to the late Travis Dodd and Nora Marie Miller Cope.

She was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, prayer, and going to church. She enjoyed working puzzles and puzzle books.

Anna Lee is survived by: her sisters, Mayme Rowland Smallwood and Roxie Ambrose both of Mt. Vernon; step-sons, Leonard Thomas of Berea, Tim Thomas of Lexington; step-daughter, Mary Thomas of Mt. Vernon; 2 step-grandchildren, 1 step great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lonnie Cope, a sister, Martha Susan Cope, and a step-daughter, Becky Thomas.

Funeral services for Anna Lee will be 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Davis & Powell Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Quinley, Rev. Wayne Harding, and Bro. Cecil Burns officiating. Burial will be in the Scaffold Cane Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Alan E. Rhodus

Alan E. Rhodus, 69, of Winter Springs, Florida, formerly of Richmond, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Florida. Alan was born in Richmond, Kentucky on March 2, 1944, the son of the late Robert Earl and Evelyn Neeley Rhodus. He was a Certified Public Accountant in his own firm, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.

He is survived by his mother: Evelyn Rhodus of Richmond; his dear friend and companion; Jane and her family of Winter Springs, Florida; as well as several cousins and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday at the Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home with Rev. Adam Smith, Pastor of The Broadway Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM Friday morning at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Ted Drew, Carl Neeley, Corbett Perkins, James Ray Neeley, Ralph Neeley, Don Baker and H.D. Whitaker Jr.

Carolyn Delores Lamb Hunt
Carolyn Delores Lamb Hunt

Carolyn Delores Lamb Hunt

Mrs. Carolyn Delores Lamb Hunt, age 54 of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at her residence. She was born in Berea, KY on November 6, 1959 the daughter of Charles William and Edith Irene Anglin Lamb.

She was a devoted wife and mother and delighted in spending time with her family, church, and playing the piano. She was a member of Bible Baptist Church and worked as an Instructional Assistant at Brodhead Elementary School where she enjoyed the incredible support of the BES staff. She previously worked for many years at Berea National Bank.

Mrs. Hunt is survived by her devoted husband: Hal Hunt of Mt. Vernon; two daughters: Carri Delores Hunt and Casey Brooke Hunt both of Mt. Vernon; a step son: Brad (Kaliesa) Hunt of Mt. Vernon; a step daughter: Leslie (David) Hunt Hall of Somerset; a step grandson: Bryce Hunt of Mt. Vernon; two sisters: Marcia Gail Lamb (Ed) Vaughn of Danville and Vickie (Rob) Adams of Chillicothe, OH. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles and Edith Lamb.

Visitation will be Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 6-9 PM at the Dowell & Martin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 1 PM at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Maretburg Cemetery.

Russell Riddell Sr.

Russell Riddell Sr., age 79, passed away Friday, December 13, at the Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington after a long illness. He was born October 13, 1934 in Estill County, a son of the late James and Faye Kirby Riddell.

He was a retired carpenter and had lived in Estill County all of his life. He attended the Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alverta Underwood Riddell.

He is survived by 3 Daughters Lucille Carroll and husband Bobby Bernice Burke and husband Larry both from Estill Co., Betty Faye West and husband Andy of Madison Co., 3 Sons Russell Riddell Jr., Michael G. Riddell and wife Martha Su, and Charles Darrell Riddell all of Estill Co.

He also leaves behind 1 Sister Louise Babb of Clark Co. 1 Brother Cornell Riddell of Estill Co., His Companion Virgie Wilson, 13 Grandchildren and 16 Great Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday 1 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Beverly Arvin with burial to follow in the Pea Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 PM on Monday at the funeral home.

Clarence Estes

Clarence Estes, age 83, of Dawes Road in Irvine passed away Sunday, December 8, 2013, at his home following a short illness. He was born June 2, 1930 in Lee County and was the son of the late Gentry and Edna Thacker Estes.

He was a retired construction worker and attended the Pentecostal Church of God. He had lived in Estill County most of his life. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida Johnson Estes.

He is survived by 3 Daughters Nina Lou Cassidy, Brenda Riddell both of Estill Co., Earlene Hicks of Berea 2 Sons Earl Wayne Estes and Clarence Estes Jr. of Estill Co.

He also leaves behind 1 Sister Emma Jean Keith of Estill Co. as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1 daughter, Norma Johnson, 5 sisters; Nina Farris, Ula Mae Yancey, Dorothy Freeman, Udell Estes and Aileen Bray and 5 brothers; Joe, Carl, Billy Gene, Carl Fred and Thomas Estes.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, December 11, 2 PM at the Warren F. Toler Funeral Home Chapel by Bro. Beverly Arvin. Burial will be at the West Irvine Cemetery. Friends may call between 11 AM and 2 PM Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Easter Morris
Easter Morris

Easter Lainhart Morris

Easter Lainhart Morris of McKee, KY passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, December 8, 2013. Born on August 30, 1914, she was the wife of the late Dewey Morris and the daughter of the late William Anderson “Wick” and Margaret Ellen (Nunn) Lainhart also of McKee.

She is survived by three loving children, Leona (Houston) Bales of Tyner, KY, LeRoy Morris of Lexington, KY and Kaye Templeton of Richmond, KY. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Brenda (William) Truett of Tyner, KY, Bill (Beverly) Bales of Paris, KY, Sherri Lee (Rick) Blakeman of Georgetown, KY, John (Lynn) Morris of Lexington, KY, Michael Morris of Lexington, KY, Steve (Christy) Templeton of Richmond, KY and Stacy (Jason) Mays of Berea; eleven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; two brothers, Jake (Hester) Lainhart of McKee, KY and Dewey “Dib” (Bertella) Lainhart of Annville, KY; by a sister, Alice Gray of Dayton, OH and numerous nieces and nephews.

Easter was a member of McKee Baptist Church since 1952, she also co-owned and operated Morris’ Grocery in McKee for several years and enjoyed many more years as a beloved wife and mother. Known for her love of quilting, reading her Bible and sharing her love of the Lord, she will be greatly missed by all those whose lives she touched.

In addition to her husband and parents, Easter is also preceded in death by three brothers, Fred, Floyd & Tye “Buddy” Lainhart; two sisters, Hazel DeArmond and Florence Witt; daughter in law, Joanne Morris; son in law, Orene Templton and a great grandson, Robin Webb.

Funeral service was held 1:00PM Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Lakes Funeral Home McKee with Bro. Bill Bales and Bro. Tim Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Wright Cemetery. Visitation was 6:00PM Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Madison County and the doctors and staff of Baptist Regional Medical Center in Richmond for the care provided during her last days and to our beloved, Hazel Powell, for the care she provided as well

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